EXP changing DFW-LHR flights w/in 24 hours

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  1. mshbnyehud

    mshbnyehud Silver Member

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    I'm booked on AA50 from DFW-LHR waiting on a C seat in sold out Bus. Class. I need to switch flights same day in order to improve my C upgrade chances, by taking either AA78 or AA80. I want to avoid paying the $300 change fee. Can I simply call into EXP desk within 24 hrs of departure of those later flights, and request a same day change and get wait listed for a C seat, without having to pay a $300 change fee?
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    SDC is only available for North America flights: http://www.aa.com/i18n/utility/sameDayTravel.jsp

     
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    Seth beat me to it. However, I have gotten a helpful EXP AAgent to make a similar change in the past when I asked really nicely. That may change under the new regime, but I've had reasonable luck with requests that were technically against the rules but not outrageously so.
     
  4. brodyf

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    My experience has been like pizzaman's. Some agents have bent the rules to help me on occasion. However I've had zero success with this on changing an initial departure leg of a trip. I've only had luck on a return segment. I've also only had luck with this when talking to an EXP AAgent on the American phone number. Calling the French, UK, Swiss, whatever number will not likely get you a cooperative or empowered assistant.
     
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  5. mshbnyehud

    mshbnyehud Silver Member

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    Thanks for the immediate and very helpful replies. I'm anxious to hear any additional experiences out there. Thx brodyf, pizzaman and wandering aramean.
     
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